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Spring Newsletter

Baylor Panhellenic What’s Inside? Recruitment 2012 Gamma Chi’s Baylor Panhellenic Relay For Life Panhellenic Sisterhood Month Order of Omega Initiates New IFC Sweethearts Recognized StompFest Report Fun Summer Recipe 2010 Greek Awards Service and Fundraisers Senior Spotlight: Post-Graduation Plans For Panhellenic Women ESPN Game Day Poster Party Follow-Up New Member Recognized Report from the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference Advisor of the Year

Congratulations Gamma Chi’s of Recruitment 2012! Kate Sanders Elly Alexander Maddie Phenix Ashley Crutchfield Jamie Ward Macey Graves Christina Tripp Teal Hughes Rachel Dieball Sarah Carr Nicole Abril Shannon Smith Sarah Hnatek Catherine Peterman Kirsten Moyer Ryan Polunsky Christine Clark Caitlin Hagans

Erin Dickhaut Ashley Pitala Lee Rice Debbie Seitter Katie Sanders Emily Lewis Jade Webb Maddie Aaron

Allie Fisher Bailey Sullivan Caitlin Walthall Caroline Presley Katie McCollister Lindsay Lawton Taylor Sansone Kimber Barnhart Jessica Brooks

Kelly Kieser Kate Turnage Emily Bray Laura Sherrill Caitlin Hill Bailey Adam Ellie Keeling Laura Shaheen Meredith Varner Emily Kirwan Emily Bialas Amy George Lizzie Sheftall Ashton Fisher Stephanie Toth Angela Gray Alison Sheffer Lisa Owens

Kylie Aspegren Hillary Malone Amanda Bailey Lindsay McReynolds Sarah Chang Anna Flagg Tori Sartor Hannah Maynard Blaire Howard Presley Newman Elizabeth Cavendar Rachel Slater Darian Patterson Ellen Rush

Congratulations, ladies!


MAY 2011

Baylor Panhellenic and Relay For Life Zeta Tau Alpha paired with Baylor Relay For Life once again to help plan and execute the annual night of service and celebration on Fountain Mall. The ladies raised around $10,000, set up a tent at the event, and had full chapter representation at the event. With Presley Newman as team captain, Kappa Kappa Gamma participated in Relay For Life this year. The girls on the team raised over $1,000 so quickly, then participated in the walk and other activities at the event that evening. Alpha Chi Omega raised $610 and had ten girls at the event supporting the night of. One of their new members, Kathryn Zollars, led the event’s morning yoga that was open to the public. The ladies of Alpha Delta Pi raised $650 for the cause and had over 20 girls at the event. Delta Delta Delta, Chi Omega, Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Pi Beta Phi also showed their support with representatives at the event. Baylor Panhellenic is so thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event, and we hope to continue our growth of support for this cause in the future!

Baylor University’s Panhellenic Council joined together this year to participate in The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Each group participated to raise money and show their support at the event on Baylor’s campus April 1st. Ladies of Alpha Delta Pi at Relay for Life

Ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha at Relay for Life

The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha and Kappa Kappa Gamma made cookies and other baked treats, then delivered them along with thank you notes to the police officers and fire fighters of Waco and Baylor University.

Delta Delta Delta and Alpha Delta Pi enjoyed a relaxing evening with snacks, conversation, and a viewing of Disney’s Tangled in the Delta Delta Delta room.

The ladies of Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Alpha Theta also enjoyed a movie night-in, watching Disney’s Tangled and eating pizza and deserts!


Alpha Chi Omega and Chi Omega joined together for a “Lyre vs. Owls Game Night,” where they played games. They also had a raffle for some great gift cards. Over 100 girls attended!

Sisterhood Month

Baylor Panhellenic deemed April “Sisterhood Month,” a month for the Panhellenic groups to join together in acts of sisterhood and service. The girls had a blast getting to know members of other chapters and uniting as Panhellenic sisters.


MAY 2011

Order of Omega Initiates Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors in the top 3% of their institution who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and involvement within their respective organization and within the Greek, campus, and local community.

Congratulations on your accomplishment, ladies!

Claire Cooper, Kappa Kappa Gamma – Alpha Tau Omega Sweetheart Kat Robason, Chi Omega – Phi Delta Theta Sweetheart Elizabeth Temple, Zeta Tau Alpha – Delta Tau Delta Sweetheart Courtney Mauze, Zeta Tau Alpha – Fiji Sweetheart Christina Swisher, Chi Omega – Phi Kappa Chi Little Sis’ Kelsey Jones, Delta Delta Delta – Phi Kappa Chi Little Sis’ Micah McDonald, Alpha Chi Omega – Sigma Alpha Epsilon Golden Heart

StompFest Report

Rachel Robinson, Zeta Tau Alpha Caitlin Hill, Alpha Chi Omega Whitney Newman, Zeta Tau Alpha Elli Littlefield, Kappa Kappa Gamma Hannah Abernathy, Delta Delta Delta Katie Mendicino, Zeta Tau Alpha Allison Temnick, Pi Beta Phi Alyssa Nabarrette, Kappa Alpha Theta Teal Hughes, Kappa Alpha Theta Molly Hammond, Kappa Alpha Theta Jessica Chia, Pi Beta Phi Mallory Thomasson, Kappa Alpha Theta Julie Hennighausen, Pi Beta Phi Hanna Meads, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Nothing Says ‘Sweetheart’ Like A Greek Woman!

Many of Baylor’s Panhellenic women participated in this year’s StompFest, put on by Baylor Campus Programs and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Prize money awarded to the top groups went toward that group’s philanthropy, and ticket proceeds benefited Zeta Phi Beta’s national philanthropy, Sickle Cell Anemia. This year both Alpha Chi Omega and Zeta Tau Alpha went to the final round, with the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha winning first place for Greek letter groups!

Sweet Summer Snacking This delicious pineapple salsa is a great snack on a hot summer day! Grab some chips and this simple recipe and get ready to relax! 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple 2 cup chopped red and/or green bell pepper ½ cup sweet onion slivers ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Blend pineapple, bell pepper, onion, lemon juice, cilantro, and jalapeno in medium bowl. Refrigerate, covered for 4 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with grilled chicken or seafood, or as an appetizer with chips. Enjoy! 3


MAY 2011

2010 Greek Awards The Greek Awards Reception was held April 19th in Barfield Drawing Room. Congratulations to PHC and all of the Greek organizations recognized! Outstanding Recruitment Chi Omega

Panhellenic Scholarship Recipients Kristin Abbott, Delta Delta Delta Whitney Williamson, Delta Delta Delta Brooke Borgias, Pi Beta Phi Mackenzie Bullard, Pi Beta Phi Jessica Chia, Pi Beta Phi Catherine-Claire Lowenfield, Pi Beta Phi Katie Mendicino, Zeta Tau Alpha Susie Typher, Zeta Tau Alpha Paige Nowlin, Chi Omega Lauren Smith, Alpha Delta Pi Panhellenic Spirit Award Kappa Alpha Theta ESPN Game Day Poster Party Award Chi Omega Abner McCall Service Award Delta Delta Delta Most Improved GPA Award Zeta Tau Alpha Highest New Member Class GPA Award Delta Delta Delta Chapter Academic Excellence Award Delta Delta Delta Outstanding New Member Award Jessica Bucio, Chi Omega Outstanding Greek Leaders Amanda Molleur, Alpha Delta Pi Kelsey Riley, Chi Omega Outstanding Scholarship Program Alpha Delta Pi Outstanding Service/Event Program Chi Omega

Outstanding Greek Relations Zeta Tau Alpha PHC Cumulative 4.0 GPA Award Margaret Brister, Alpha Chi Omega Erica Grilletta, Alpha Chi Omega Lauren Houser, Alpha Delta Pi Samantha Ogletree, Alpha Delta Pi Aislinn Rogalla, Alpha Delta Pi Hannah Abbe, Chi Omega Margaret Briggs, Chi Omega Jessica Bucio, Chi Omega Rebecca Colquitt, Chi Omega Jennifer Jaggers, Chi Omega Katelyn Nelson, Chi Omega Paige Nowlin, Chi Omega Ashton Roach, Chi Omega Emily Underwood, Chi Omega Cherie Bates, Delta Delta Delta Caitlin Brick, Delta Delta Delta Elizabeth Brower, Delta Delta Delta Rachel Canclini, Delta Delta Delta Anna Casey, Delta Delta Delta Catie Collins, Delta Delta Delta Ali Croom, Delta Delta Delta Emily Fuller, Delta Delta Delta Jessica Mauppin, Delta Delta Delta Lyndsay McReynolds, Delta Delta Delta Bethany Naberhaus, Delta Delta Delta Emily Reese, Delta Delta Delta Anna Reiman, Delta Delta Delta Emily Saultz, Delta Delta Delta Whitney Williamson, Delta Delta Delta Rachel Jones, Kappa Alpha Theta Lauren Wood, Kappa Alpha Theta Lauren Otis, Kappa Kappa Gamma Jessica Chia, Pi Beta Phi Rebekah Hampton, Pi Beta Phi Savannah Brock, Zeta Tau Alpha Nicole Mortimer, Zeta Tau Alpha

Herbert H. Reynolds Awards Alpha Chi Omega, Silver Kappa Alpha Theta, Silver Kappa Kappa Gamma, Silver Pi Beta Phi, Silver Alpha Delta Pi, Gold Chi Omega, Gold Delta Delta Delta, Gold Zeta Tau Alpha, Gold Herbert H. Reynolds Excellence Award Chi Omega 4


MAY 2011

Fabulous Fundraisers and Stupendous Service The ladies of Baylor Panhellenic have been hard at work raising money for their national philanthropies as well as helping out in the Baylor and Waco community. Check it out! The ladies of Delta Delta Delta put together their first ever Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Teams from different fraternities, groups, and organizations played one another. There was a DJ, a table to make cards for St. Jude, and with the help of the men of Phi Kappa Chi, hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill. With 9 teams of about 8 people each, the ladies raised $750 for the hospital. The ladies plan to market next year’s event as soon as possible by selling tshirts and add water games for some extra fun in the sun.

Baylor University Spring 2012 Steppin’ Out The ladies of Baylor University Panhellenic did not miss out on the chance to participate in this semester’s Steppin’ Out Service Day. Kappa Kappa Gamma had the chance to help out at the Waco Family Abuse Center. They cleaned up the garden in front of the center by pulling weeds and cleaning. The most rewarding part of the day was the opportunity to play with the kids there who had a blast playing soccer, tag, and other outdoor games with the ladies. They were also able to share the Gospel and pray with the kids, and did not want to leave at the end of the day! Chi Omega helped clean up the Waco Arts Initiative, a children’s art building that needed extensive cleaning, painting, and organizing. After working with hammers, nails, and colorful paint, the girls had the privilege of turning a tired children’s art facility into a bright and exciting haven, all while building relationships with the kids in the neighborhood!

Delta Delta Delta had a group of about 40 girls along with the men of Alpha Tau Omega to help paint a church. Unable to finish the job in one weekend, the men and women were happy to return the following weekend and finish up their service. Alpha Delta Pi had over 80 women participate in Steppin’ Out. The ladies cleaned, painted, picked up trash, and played with the kids at the Lakewood Villa apartments. It was definitely a fun day! Zeta Tau Alpha participated in Steppin’ Out by helping clean up and remodel one of the large art structures at the entrance of Cameron Park. It is so important to keep Waco beautiful, and the ladies enjoyed being able to participate.

The ladies of Alpha Delta Pi at Lakewood Villa Apartments 5


MAY 2011

Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Baylor Beauties Contest Congratulations to the 2012 Baylor Beauties nominees!

The Baylor Beauty event is one of the oldest traditions on campus. When it first began sixty years ago, it was a pageant in Waco Hall in conjunction with a concert. The performers (Kingston Trio, Lettermen, etc.) served as the judges. The pageant was always a sell out. In the seventies the pageant was scaled down to a style show. Since its inception, the event has been sponsored by the Athenean Club, which is now Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Class of 2014 Liz Berringer Lauren Hughes Becca Smith Kristen Pool Casey Cantrell Chayse Hardvard Colleen Hedges

Ballots are e-mailed to all student organization presidents on campus. The ladies on the ballot were nominated by student organizations who returned their ballots. Every Baylor student is entitled to vote on eight nominees from their respective class. The eight with the greatest number of votes will appear in the style show. The election is conducted by the Baylor ITS and is overseen by Student Activities and the electoral commissioner of student government.

Class of 2013 Emily Wade Allison Kirkland Brooke Strake Catherine Claire Lowenfield Shelby Klutts Courtney Camameros Lydia Hurt Lexi Jacobson

The style show is a lovely evening that is usually attended by approximately three hundred students, parents, and alumni. Each girl in the show wears two outfits, one casual and one formal, of her own choosing. The nominees fill out information sheets that are given to the judges, who are local dignitaries, ahead of time. At the end of the show, the judges’ ballots are tallied by members of the Baylor administration. Twelve young men serve as escorts to the nominees during the formal attire appearance. Also during that round, each nominee is asked a question from their information sheet.

Class of 2012 Martha Garrison Rachel Engle Christine Strake Devin Etzold Courtney Novak Erin Hunt Jay Keurer Laura Daniel

Class of 2011 Kelsey Riley Ashley Dunn Melanie Duncan Emily Grassbaugh Emma Rodgers Jessica Morey Sarah Hall Simmons Caitlin Craig

This evening recognizes and celebrates the achievements of those appearing in the show. The ladies selected by their peers represent the most outstanding student leaders on campus. They are recognized in the Homecoming parade as well as in the annual on the pages of the organizations they represent, provided that an organization chooses to do this.



MAY 2011

Ashley May, Kappa Kappa Gamma “After graduation I will be pursuing my MBA with a specialization in Health Care Administration here at Baylor. The program is just two short years, so hopefully in a few years I will be working at a children’s hospital in Dallas doing what I love!”

Senior Spotlight

Katie Beaver, Kappa Kappa Gamma “After graduation with a degree in Early Childhood Education, I will be moving to San Antonio to teach kindergarten at a private Christian school. I am excited to have received a job at an exceptional school what I can practice what I have learned here at Baylor in this environment.”

Baylor Panhellenic could not be more proud of our graduating seniors! Congratulations girls, best of luck in your post-graduation endeavors! Speaking of, take a look at what some of our spectacular seniors will be doing!

Kim Shipper, Kappa Kappa Gamma “I am graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. I will be working for Anadarko Petroleum as a drilling engineer in the Woodlands, Texas starting in June!”

Shannon Wood, Delta Delta Delta “I'm a medical humanities major, but next year I will be getting my Masters of Science in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with the potential to extend it into a PhD. I wrote my undergraduate honors thesis on reproductive health in Kenya and will have the opportunity to continue my research into graduate school. I got involved in this project through the Baylor Medical/Public Health missions trip under Dr. Lisa Baker and Dr. Troy Abell. These last two years I focused on assessing the relationships between knowledge of reproductive health, contraceptive use, and number of unplanned pregnancies, but next year I will have the chance to work on implementing interventions to help fix the current issues.”

Madeline Lemoine, Kappa Kappa Gamma “After graduation, I will start medical school in the fall at LSU – New Orleans. After medical school, I will begin my pediatric residency and hopefully have my own pediatric clinic one day.” Alex Benda, Chi Omega Last summer, Alex graduated from United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School second in her platoon. The platoon started with over 50 women, and by the end of the summer, Alex was one of 17 left. Upon graduation, Alex will be commissioned as an officer in the Marines. She will then attend 6 months at the Basic Training School. Congratulations, Alex! You will be missed.

Kristin Brown, Alpha Delta Pi Kristin will be attending pharmacy school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, and will be PharmD/PhD dual degree program.

Christina Jensen, Chi Omega As a sophomore and member of PC ’10, Christina passed the nursing school entrance exam this winter, and is graduating early this May in order to attend nursing school. The ladies of Chi Omega hate to see her go, but are immensely proud of her as she boldly follows God’s will for her life.

Ashley Holland, Zeta Tau Alpha After graduating with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a summer of fun working at Pine Cove, Ashley will be attending Auburn University to earn her Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Ashley is excited to eventually become a Speech-Language Pathologist and work in a field that she loves.

Hunter McGhee, Pi Beta Phi Upon graduation from Baylor University, Hunter will begin her career working for Michael Korrs in New York. Congratulations, Hunter!

Kaitlin Sullivan, Zeta Tau Alpha After graduating with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kaitlin will be moving to Florida to work at a Disney internship for a year. She is so excited to begin this new step in her life!

Jillian Edwards, Pi Beta Phi After graduating from Baylor University, Jillian plans to move to Nashville, Tennessee, to continue working on her music career. Good luck, Jill! 7


MAY 2011

ESPN College Game Day Poster Party a Huge Success! On Friday, March 4th, the men and women of the Panhellenic Council and IFC joined together to socialize and make posters to cheer on the Baylor Bears at ESPN College Game Day.

Congratulations to the women of Chi Omega and the men of Alpha Tau Omega for having the highest group representation at the poster party! Both groups were presented with $150.00, for their philanthropies, and a signed poster from the Baylor Bears.

Congratulations, Beth! Chi Omega and Baylor Panhellenic are so proud of you!


Check This Out!

Beth Robertson, A Chi Omega new member from PC ’11 was crowned the “Queen of Mardi Gras” this year. She was given this title by the Southwest Mardi Gras Association, which includes Lafayette and the smaller surrounding cities. They call her Queen of Evangeline, Queen to King Gabriel, which is part of an old Louisiana/Cajun folk story called Evangeline. She was presented with her court at a ball on Mardi Gras night, and also had a parade in her honor. In a suit and hat custom made for her, Beth also participated in a Queen’s Brunch and various other activities of the King.


MAY 2011

Greek Life Advisor of the Year Greek Life is proud to recognize Dr. David Henry, advisor for Alpha Delta Pi and Pi Kappa Phi as the Advisor of the Year for 2010! Each year we honor an advisor who has shown tremendous dedication and guidance to a Greek Organization. Chapters have nominated advisors that they feel have made a difference within the organization. This advisor has given countless hours and devotion to the organization. The ladies of Alpha Delta Pi wrote in his nomination application: “Having this man as a committed advisor has made a world of difference. He visits our homecoming float site, provides feedback during SING and Stompfest practices, attends almost every one of our functions, and hosts a Christmas party each year for our chapter. He encourages new members to ask for help when in need, offers his home as a place of rest and study, and is always putting the chapter before himself. Our chapter could not ask for a better faculty member to serve us.�

The ladies of ADPi at an event with Dr. Henry

Congratulations, Dr. Henry! Thank you for all that you do for Baylor Greek Life.

Have a fun, safe summer! Baylor Panhellenic looks forward to seeing faculty and students back on campus in the fall. 9

Panhellenic Newsletter May 2011  
Panhellenic Newsletter May 2011  

This newsletter documents Baylor Panhellenic events and updates from March to May of 2011.